Discrimination Against Massage Therapists – Yes It’s Real!

Massage therapy is a unique profession with a unique history. Massage therapists have in many ways faced an uphill battle over the years to gain respect and acceptance in mainstream American society. As far as we have come, particularly in the past 10 to 15 years, it is not unusual to see some form…

Volunteer Sports Massage Therapist at U.S. Olympic Trials 2016!

Jane is a highly awarded and accomplished sports massage therapist who is based in the Tampa Bay area. She recently volunteered to perform massage for athletes at the Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon for the U.S. Track & Field Team! She was kind enough to answer a few questions about her experience working…

The 2nd Amendment Special at “FREEDOM Massage”

———————————————————————————————————————————— AUTHOR’S NOTE: The following is a work of fiction for the purposes of entertainment and discussion. It is not intended to be political or choose sides with respect to gun policy. It simply presents an imagined, yet theoretically possible situation. BODY WELL DOES NOT IN ANY WAY CONDONE OR ENCOURAGE…

Doing Massage Through a Letter of Protection is a Bad Idea!

A letter of protection may sound nice, but it really provides no protection to massage therapy providers from getting left holding the bag. If you like to be paid for your massage therapy work, never take a promissory note, also known as a letter of protection or LOP. Why not? Well,…

How to Clean a Massage Table Covered in Sticky Vinyl

Sometimes a massage table needs a body scrub (and a bath) too! My original Earthlite Spirit massage table from 2002 sat too long in its carry case. Over time the vinyl oozed a very sticky film over the entire surface that plain soap couldn’t remove. I seem to have figured…